2021 Election Candidates

Meet the Candidates for the 2021 ONS Board of Directors Election

The ONS Election will be open for voting between January 4, 2021 and January 31, 2021. The ONS Leadership Development Committee is pleased to present the six candidates below and ONS members from the Regular, Early Career, Retired, and Physically Challenged membership categories will be able to vote for up to three candidates. The candidates are listed in alphabetical order for your review.



Valerie Burger, RN, MA, MS, OCN®, CPN

Assistant Vice President Cancer Services
Northwell Health 
Bellmore, NY 

View Valerie's bio and video.


Danya Garner, MSN, RN, OCN®, CCRN-K®, NPD-BC

Nurse Educator: Nursing Professional Development & Education UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

View Dayna's bio and video.


Patricia Geddie, PhD, APRN, AOCNS®, FCNS

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Adult Oncology Present Orlando Health - UF Health Cancer Center
Orlando, FL

View Patricia's bio and video.


Christine Ladd, MSN, RN, OCN®

Manager, Patient Care Services, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital & Sentara Independence Outpatient  Infusion Centers
Norfolk, VA

View Christine's bio and video.


Joseph Tariman, PhD, RN, APRN, ANP-BC, FAAN

Associate Director for the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Associate Director, Post-MS Certificate Program for NP DePaul University
Chicago, IL

View Joseph's bio and video.


Trey Woods, MSN, NP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Faculty Administrator 
University of Mississippi Medical Center 
Jackson, MS

View Trey's bio and video.